So the last 2 days I have been doing IT band stretches and rolling on the foam roller. Felt good this morning and did a slow easy 2.23 miles. Everything felt fine.
an hour later, I'm now in agony!! the left side of my left knee is just throbbing. I iced this morning, and just finished icing again. Dull ache now.
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So... Schedule was for a 5 miler this am, but I only did the 2 to be on the safe side. Calling for 9 miles this Saturday, 4 mile Monday 2 miles Wed, then 1/2 on Saturday.
I am thinking I am going to ditch any more runs until maybe next Wed..see how that goes. But definitely will be doing stretches and strength training.
i get the IT issue, some times the knee pain is unbearable and 5 minutes later it is gone. i find if it gets bad the spin bike or road bike really help even if it is just a 5-10 minutes. the other thing that works really well is a 20oz bottle filled with water (and frozen if you like it cold.) i use the little nubs on the bottom to massage the IT especially around the knee area, hope this helps 1005 days ago
OKAY.... knee pain stopped about 5pm yesterday.
I am going to play this buy ear, or should I say IT Band? I have been watching videos and stuff and they say IT band issues happen more with increased mileage (check), hills (uh double check) and uneven running surfaces (triple check!). When my mileage was greater than 6 miles, I had to go down a different section of road and that was very broken up asphalt, so I am sure there was a slope that my left leg had to accommodate for hence just left knee pain vs both knees.
Now and into next week, I'll just ride the horse, strength train and maybe get out the bike.
I figured if I feel good enough to start, I'll have 3+ miles into the race where I need to make the decision for 1/2 or 10K. Last year the slowest 1/2 time was 3:17:00 at a 15 minute pace. I'm sure that would be doable if I run till the IT band acts up. At least the race ground is even! 1005 days ago
Ugh. I'm sorry to hear that. Can you do something else like cycle or swim? Swimming is one of my favorite recovery workouts. Great workout, but easy on the body. I hope you feel better quickly. Keep doing what you are doing with ice and rest. You'll get there. 1005 days ago
I am not a runner. i do have some plyo/HIIT routines i do and sometimes my joints (wrists and ankles) start to sound disagreeable do i modify the routine or do another type of workout. Sometimes the soreness is miserable and i get tempted to work through the pain, but then i try to be smart so i dont injure myself. 1006 days ago